Mar 31–May 24, 2020

Pete the Cat


Center for Puppetry Arts

Based on the award-winning book series by Kim and James Dean
Adapted by Jon Ludwig and Jason Hines

Performance Dates

Mar 31–May 24, 2020

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Sensory-Friendly Programming

Girl Scout STEM Day


Ages 4+

Reduced-Price Preview March 21

This show is a groovy adventure of one cool, skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat and his fine friends. Based on the New York Times Best Seller series.

Themes: Emotions, celebrating differences, friendship, music

Puppetry Styles: Rod

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Pete the Cat Hand Puppet

Sensory-Friendly Programming

Sun, May 10, 2020

12-5pm: Museum exhibits
1pm & 3pm: Performances
12-5pm: Create-A-Puppet Workshops™

Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.

Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter, and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. This modified programming also extends to include our expanded Museum, where lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated.

Noise-reducing headphones, sunglasses, and fidget toys are available upon request, and social stories are available for download on our website.

This program is supported in part by:

Cheryl Henson

Girl Scout STEM Day

April 19

Join us at the Center for Puppetry Arts for a celebration of puppetry and STEM!  Be eligible to earn all four STEM patches in ONE fun-filled afternoon!

Enjoy our performance of Pete the Cat with a special post-show Scouts-only presentation that will make Science connections with the show and will reveal the Technology behind the spectacle of our performances (including the computers, lights and sound systems we use to create our puppetry magic).

A Guided Tour of our incredible Worlds of Puppetry Museum will highlight the Engineering behind the design and build of Jim Henson puppets as well as puppetry traditions from across the world. A customized Create-A-Puppet Workshop will celebrate the Math applications utilized in making your own one-of-a-kind Burly Beast Rod Puppet (shapes, angles, measuring, symmetry, fractions).

A magical day guaranteed to educate, entertain, and inspire awaits. Our special Girl Scouts ticket ($17.25) is your only way into these exclusive events!

Limit 4 tickets per reservation for Girl Scouts and their adult companions. No tag-alongs. Center Group Rates and Member Rates not applicable. Recommended for Brownies and Juniors.

Please call out Ticket Sales Office at 404.873.3391.

Center for Puppetry Arts reserves the right to cancel a program with a full refund if it does not meet minimum sign-up requirements.